Brad Schwartz has just joined Audible from PopTV where he served as President. Under his leadership and strategic programming shift, the network achieved six consecutive years of growth. He landed the network’s flagship original series and breakout hit comedy, “Schitt’s Creek,” which has commanded nationwide critical acclaim, super-fandom and received four Emmy Award Nominations. He will be reporting to CEO Bob Carrigan. Schwartz’s move comes on the heels of Carrigan’s appointment as CEO in December 2019, when he replaced the founder.
“As Audible continues to expand its focus on premium audio storytelling and entertainment across all formats and genres, Brad’s highly successful track record, expertise and stellar relationships in the entertainment community will be integral to our aggressive content efforts and plans,” said Carrigan. “Brad brings not only a wealth of experience but an unwavering focus on innovation, creativity and customer delight. I am confident Brad will spearhead the next chapter in Audible’s evolution as a global digital entertainment leader.”
“I have been an Audible member for years and I am enormously excited and inspired by its strategy for the future. Audible continues to forge new paths in bringing premium storytelling and original IP to the ever-expanding audio segment of our industry,” said Schwartz. “Audible’s creative leadership, commitment to innovation, future-leaning focus, customer-centricity and ability to give artists of all kinds the opportunity to tell stories that matter are at the center of its success. With projects recently released or in the pipeline from Kevin Hart, Colin Kaepernick, Laura Dern, Jesse Eisenberg, Blake Griffin, Common, Meghan McCain and Neil Gaiman, I couldn’t think of a better time to join this senior management team and help drive our incredible growth ahead.”
Michael Kozlowski is the editor of the Good e-Reader News Publication and the Good e-Reader Bookstore. He has been chronicling the e-reader and publishing industry since 2007, the year the Kindle was first released. His stories have been picked up by the New York Times, Washington Post and various online news sites.